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Corpus Christi

2015 CENSUS

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Building and Improvement Fund

from Fr. Chad King on March 29, 2015

One of the first things I did when I got here as Pastor was look at the buildings so that I would have an idea when major building maintenance would be needed so that we could plan for them. What I have learned is that most everything is original to the Church being built in 1996. Some of you may have heard that we have two major projects that need our immediate attention—some of the air conditioners and roofs.

We have had a contract with Hobaica to service our air conditioners and they have been informing us of the efficiency of our air conditioners. Seven of the nine air conditioners for the Church are from 1996 and so are 18 years old. The other two were replaced in 2004 and 2010. Currently, one of the seven is not working at all, and several others are running at less than 50%. Instead of continuing to pay to have them repaired, we thought it was best to replace them. A friend of mine, who has had his own air conditioning company for over 20 years, came out and looked at our units also. His bid to replace the seven old units would be $85,000, which is considerably less than Hobaica's quote.

Regarding the roofs on the buildings, Steve Mandarino, our Parish Manager, already knew about them and had three quotes from roofing contractors before I arrived. Since then we have met with the brother of a parishioner who has been in the roofing business in Arizona for over 20 years. He has come out and has given us advice and bids as well, which is better than the other three bids. He told us that the roof on the rectory needs to be replaced "as soon as possible" and the roof on the Church is bad but can possibly last another year. Luckily, we have not had any major leaks yet.

After consultation with the Pastoral and Finance Councils of the Parish, I would like to announce that all the money you give through the Pink Envelope Building Fund, either in the actual envelopes or online, will go towards these projects and in this order: First, $85,000 to replace the seven 18 year old air conditioners on the Church, and they will be replaced as soon as the money is raised. Then, when we have the $73,000 needed, we'll replace the roofs on the Church and the lower level of the classrooms (rooms 1-4). The roofs on the other buildings are in good shape now and will eventually just need to be restored. We have the cost for that as well and it will be much less expensive to do.

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised enough through the Pink Envelopes to replace the roof on the rectory. That will begin this Thursday, March 30th. Also, we have raised $35,000 of the $85,000 needed to replace the air conditioner, therefore only $50,000 more is needed.

I also know that there are some dead spots in our sound system of the Church, and I will be looking into that. We also are looking into upgrading the lights in the Church and the whole campus with LED light bulbs. Future projects like the flooring in the Parish Center, will also be paid for through the Pink Envelopes. I will keep you updated in the upcoming months and years and let you know about proposed future projects as they are needed. We will use the Pink Envelopes for our Building and Improvement Fund, but I will inform you what the next projects are as they come.

It is my hope that you see Corpus Christi as part of your family; that you feel at home here. If you don't yet, we will be providing opportunities to help make that happen. But just like at your own home, you have your normal monthly bills and expenses, but you also eventually have to have money to replace things like air conditioners and roofs—so does the Church. As you can see in the bulletin, our expenses are more than our income at this time, so while I am apprising you of what the money raised in the Pink Envelope Building and Improvement Fund will be used for, we cannot afford the regular income from your tithing to drop.

I know this might be difficult for you, and I know that many of you are strapped financially already. Perhaps the upcoming Dave Ramsey financial class beginning in April can help you. But I do ask you to consider if you are being a good steward of the gifts God has given you. God has shown his love for us by giving us His Son, and we know that we are challenged to give of ourselves. Tithing is just one of the ways we show our love for God, and show to Him that we are living more for eternal life with Him then for this world.

I really don't like letting you know that more money is needed, especially so close to the Diocesan CDA, but thanks to you we are at 85% of our amount goal. I trust that we will reach that goal shortly. However, I thought since the season of Lent is about giving, I wanted to let you know about these projects now, especially the air conditioners, so that maybe we can have a good push to raise enough money in the next few months before summer arrives and it really gets hot. As always, I thank you for your prayers, consideration, and generosity. I know that God is trustworthy and will take care of you as you give of yourself for the good of Corpus Christi. God Bless.

2015 CDA Video English

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Help Wanted: VBS Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers for Vacation Bible School, which takes place the week of Jun 8-12. The class sizes are limited, but if you are willing to help out, we can guarantee a spot for your child. We need help in the following classrooms listed below (both lead and assistant teachers). You do not have to have a teaching background. We provide you with a book & materials which guide you through each day–and we are always happy to help answer questions. We also are in need of two volunteers to head up the music part of VBS. The songs with their motions are provided to you on a CD. This is a great opportunity to get together with some friends and have a great time! Thank you so much for helping us out!

Kindergarten – 2 lead teachers & 2 assistants
1st Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
3rd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants

***Teens—this is a great way to earn your service for school. All teens can either work in either a classroom with an adult leader or helping with crafts or in the nursery.

Also VBS ART WEEK
Tue, Jun 2-Thu, Jun 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Must be in Jr. High or High School to help out. More information forthcoming!

Call the Catholic Education Office or Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

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Holy Week Events

Mar 29, 2015 to Apr 4, 2015

Palm Sunday, Mar 29
Regular Mass Schedule
All Masses will begin in the Pavilion to process in with palms.
Pancake Breakfast after AM Masses in Parish Center
6:30pm Stations of the Cross Presentation in amphitheater

Holy Thursday Thu, Apr 2
7:00pm in the Church followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Center until midnight

Good Friday Fri, Apr 3
12:00pm Stations of the Cross
3:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross
7:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross

Easter Vigil Sat, Apr 4
12:00pm Blessing of Cars in North Parking Lot
1:00pm Blessing of Easter Food in Church
7:00pm Easter Vigil Mass in the Church

[ Lent/Easter ]

"The Song of the Shadows"

Apr 1, 2015 (7:00p)

in the Church

Corpus Christi’s combined choirs will present a musical composition of a prayerful meditation on the suffering and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It includes musical selections and several meditative readings which highlight the suffering of Christ and our relationship to the people and events of His Passion and death.

[ Lent/Easter ]

Knights of Columbus Holy Thursday Observance

Apr 2, 2015

Holy Thursday is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. Christ used the occasion of his last supper as a farewell to his apostles, to institute the sacrament of Holy Eucharist and inaugurate the sacrament of priesthood (Holy Orders).

Historically, the Knights of Columbus attend the evening Mass, which includes the washing of feet, and gather again at 11:00pm for an hour of silent adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

All parishioners are invited to join us.

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First Saturday Rosary Hike

Apr 4, 2015 (9:00a - 11:00a)

Join other Parishioners for a Rosary Hike on South Mountain on the first Saturday of every month! Fr. Rafael will give a short reflecon along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Begin at 9:00am. Finish hike by 11:00am.
Mass at Corpus Christi. Hike along Warpaint trailhead.
for People of all ages (7-70+)
Bring a Rosary, water & a light snack.

For additional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or pjh@hofmann84.com.

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Sun, Apr 5 - Easter Sunday

Apr 5, 2015

Mass times
7:00am
8:30am in the Church AND the Parish Center
10:30am in the Church AND the Parish Center
12:30pm in the Church AND the Parish Center,
* NO 5:00pm Mass

[ Lent/Easter ]

Women's Sodality: Rosary & Meeting

Apr 8, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary in the Church at 6:00pm followed by Monthly Meeting in the Parish Center at 6:30pm.

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Dave Ramsey's Financial University

Apr 8, 2015 (6:30p)

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Kelly Keough at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Wednesdays, beginning Wed, Apr 8
6:30pm in Rooms 7 and 8

Coordinator: Kelly Keogh, kkeough@q.com
Register online at daveramsey.com/findaclass

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St. Gerard Circle: Monthly Membership Meeting

Apr 10, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

in Parish Center

“Social Media as an Evangelist” presented by Andrea Boring

Andrea Boring is a self-described happy Catholic, wife, and mom of three, including twin 6 year old boys and an 8 month old baby girl. Three years ago, God used the power of social media to bring her home to the Church and has continued working His “magic” (aka, the Holy Spirit) on her soul ever since. This motivational & inspirational talk demonstrates the remarkable power of God's Grace as she shares her reversion to the Church and the surprising path her life has taken as a result.

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St. Gerard Circle: Book Club

Apr 10, 2015 (9:30a - 11:30a)

Behold the Mystery by Mark Hart

Contact Cheryl Wedell at cherylwedell@gmail.com for more details.

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2nd Annual Laugh4Hope Comedy Night

Apr 11, 2015 (7:00p)

Proceeds to benefit Life Choices Women's Clinics and the Hope Mobile.

Fundraiser on Sat, Apr 11 at 7:00pm at Grand Canyon University Arena. New talent. New date. Same venue.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Get tickets at www.gcuarena.com/ or call 602-639-8979, or visit us at www.laugh4hopePHX.com.

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St. Gerard Circle: Service Day

Apr 11, 2015 (9:00a - 12:00p)

Maggie’s Place Service Day at the Elizabeth House in Tempe.

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Women's Sodality: Mom & Daughter Tea

Apr 18, 2015 (11:00a - 2:00p)

at the Four Points by Sheraton

Great music & gifts. Dress up with hats & gloves. Surprises for the daughters! Get a table of friends together and join us for a great time!

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Golf for Vocations

Apr 23, 2015 (7:30a)

6:00 am Registration
7:30 am Shotgun Start

Show your support for Catholic vocations!

The Annual Phoenix Diocese Golf for Vocations Tournament will be held on Sat, Apr 23 at the beautiful Legacy Golf Resort located at the base of South Mountain off 32nd Street. One of the unique opportunities of this golf tournament is that Sponsors can have a priest play as a fifth in their foursome. Ask your pastor and parish priests if they can join your team as soon as you can.

Visit www.golfforvocations.org for additional information and to register!

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St. Gerard's Mass of Comfort and Hope for all affected by infertility

Apr 24, 2015 (6:00p)

Mass for couples, grandparents, families & friends at 6:00pm celebrated by Fr. Thaddeus McGuire
at Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free Underground Parking; enter on 5th Street

Resources and Refreshments to follow.
Complementary Reception in Diocesan Pastoral Center Room 159C

For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 602-531-8154. Or send an email to nfp@diocesephoenix.org.

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Texas Hold’ Em Poker

Apr 25, 2015 (6:00p)

The tournament is open to the public, so invite a friend, spouse, son, daughter, or neighbor!

$25 buy-in.
Complimentary snacks & soda!
$2 beer & wine!
Prizes for the top 3 finishers.

Contact event chair John Gavin at JandSGavin@cox.net or 602-670-3455 if you have any questions.

Money raised will support the education of our seminarians.

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St. Gerard Circle: End of the Year Rosary, Brunch, and Silent Auction

May 1, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

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